Friday, February 13, 2009

Worst Gift

We don't do Valentine's Day gifts around here--just never got into it. So I don't expect to participate in Judy's giveaway this weekend, but if you get something from your Sweetie, go post about it!

Julie's post, over at Pragmatic Compendium, with that hilarious video, reminded me of the worst gift J-Man ever gave me.

Now, don't get me wrong, I am very much in love with my husband. His love language is acts of service, and he is terrific at it. Just gifts themselves, well they're either a 10 or a 1. Nothing in between.

Prime example of a 10? My iPod nano--though that was really my daughter's idea. Another example of a 10? The tower speaker he got DD for her iPod nano--his own idea.

Prime example of a 1? The gift he got me for my 40th birthday.

A Solar Air Exchanger for my car.


I was doing a lot of traveling in my job, and he decided this would be a good thing to keep my car from getting stuffy in the summer sunshine. As an everyday, thinking-of-you gift? Great. Any guy who saw it, thought it was a great gadget. And it was.

But as a gift for the big 4-0?

It sucked.

I had the sympathies of all my friends.

I do remember using it, though I don't think it made much of a difference in my car. Of course, that was a bazillion years ago, and it's long gone. Now it's just a funny memory, one of the many that come from being married for years and years. Don't you just love those?


Libby said...

It's just such gifts that made the phrase, 'It's the thought that counts' meaningful *s* He tried hard.

Catherine said...

They try -- sometimes they just don't quite get it right. LOL But they do try -- one has to give them credit for that!

Pinky said...

I despise V Day. Ugh.
My Sweetheart tries. He gave me an iPod for my last BDay! Yay!!

One V Day, I got a bowl full of those candy hearts with messages on them. A. bowl. full.

MightyMom said...

I'm the one who picks out useless gifts. hubby either weasles a list out of me from which he can pick...or he spends too much money on roses.

One year he gave me a Vermont Teddy Bear. it was cute.

I nearly tore him apart when I got the credit card bill. $82 FOR A STUFFED BEAR!! I told him next year go to Wallmart and buy a damn $10 bear. It means just as much and I'll actually hold it! I still have that bear though...sitting on the top shelf

Louise said...

Thanks for the info about Pink Petticoat.